Three suicide bombers attempted early Saturday morning to enter University of Maiduguri, but they were thwarted by security men.
Two of the bombers detonated their bombs as they faced interrogation by the security men at the gate, killing one of them and injuring another. The third bomber, who had hidden close to a building near the gate, also detonated her explosive. She was the only casualty.
The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) based in Maiduguri, confirmed the death of four persons, including the bombers, in a statement on Saturday by Mal. Abdulkadir Ibrahim, the North East Information officer of the agency.
“Today at 1:10am, three suicide bombers, two men and a woman attempted to gain access into University of Maiduguri, but were sighted by the university security that stopped them for interrogation.
“While interrogating them, the two suicide bombers detonated their explosives devices which injured one of the securities and killed another.
“The third suicide bomber hid close to the vicinity of a building in the university later detonated her explosive which affected the structure of the building with no casualty.
“The injured has been taken to University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital after administering of first aid while the corpses were deposited at Borno specialist hospital,’’ Ibrahim said.